News & Updates
Our Programs & Services
Good Neighbours offers program participants the opportunity for social inclusion, recreation, creative expression, life skills development, volunteerism and employment.
Our staffed residential programs ensure that the residents in each home enjoy the opportunity to contribute and participate fully in their community. Each home operates as an extended family which includes the residents, their families and support networks, and staff.
SHARED LIVING SERVICES
Shared Living offers individuals and their families an alternative to group home living. Our program matches the needs and desires of the individuals with a contracted home share provider in a family setting.
HOST AGENCY SERVICES
As an approved CLBC host agency, we work in partnership with individuals and their families who receive Individualized Funding, to help them create the support they desire.
We are committed to providing people with diverse abilities the option for paid work in the community in which they live. Our Community Inclusion program, Good Neighbours, has a focus on inclusion in the work force.
CHILD AND YOUTH SERVICES
We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and youth with diverse abilities by creating an environment in which they receive the structure, support and encouragement needed to reduce problem behaviour, increase self-esteem, and develop social-emotional and life skills.
What Guides Our Work
We envision more social justice and a world where people with diverse abilities can live, learn, work and play in inclusive communities. The unique value of each person is revealed and honoured, individual aspirations are supported, and barriers to opportunity are removed.
Our mission is to serve as advocates for persons with diverse abilities, their families and other community members and empower them with the knowledge and opportunity to make informed choices and exercise control over their lives. We are here to create positive social change so everyone is valued and respected interdependent members of society.
The Essence of Life is a philosophy that the Integra family has adopted. It helps us think about life for Individuals with developmental disabilities in the same way we think about life for ourselves, our families, and our communities. It is about finding creative ways to break down barriers and help the people we support meet their own goals and realize their dreams.
Some people with autism have difficulty processing intense, multiple sensory experiences at once. This animation gives the viewer a glimpse into sensory overload, and how often our sensory experiences intertwine in everyday life.
Created as part of Mark Jonathan Harris' and Marhsa Kinder's "Interacting with Autism" an interactive, video intensive website that focuses on the best available treatments for autism.
Sensory Overload © 2012
Director and Animator: Miguel Jiron | Produced and Developed by: Scott Mahoy, Creative Director of Interacting with Autism